Howth - Newkirk

Howth is a peninsula north of Dublin. I went walking around it not too long ago, and its pretty darn stunning. It's also the name of indie-folk troupe residing right here in Brooklyn, and they're not too shabby either. "Wind Blows Cold" builds from a pleasant stroll into a storm of guitar noise, juxtaposed by vocal harmonies that float beautifully unaware of the chaos behind them. Its good. Pre order their sophomore release Newkirk, out May 1st, here.

Hiss Golden Messenger

Aquarium Drunkard never fails to turn me on to some of my most obsessed about tunes, and a recent post about Hiss Golden Messenger has got me listening to little else since. Read more about it at AD's site, listen bellow. My personal favorite is "O Little Light", but its hard to choose.  

Doe Paoro - Slow to Love

This one hit my radar last February but only just started to make sense as temperatures have begun to dip into the low 80s.  Tracks like "Born Whole" feel drenched in a drowsy humidity, a slow moving bedroom R&B that should feel right at home by August.  The album varies between minimal electro pop and urban grooves by way of skinny jeans, all with a DIY production style that endears rather than retracts.  Paoro's layered vocals are the star of the show here, cutting through the rough around the edges beats with a raw emotion thats hard to turn away from.  Expect increased spins as spring dips into summer.